Photo by Angelou Diño/ The LANCE.
Larry Muyang’s career game went to waste as Letran faltered in overtime against San Sebastian, 101-102, Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Arena.
Muyang tallied a career-high 32 markers on top of 18 rebounds, two blocks, and two assists and also keyed the Knights’ rally that erased a 17-point deficit and forced overtime.
“Gusto ko talagang mag-bounce back kaya lahat ginawa ko na talaga,” said the big man who scored 19 points in the fourth quarter and extra period.
The Knights were down by two points with time running out in the fourth quarter when free throws from Muyang tied the game, 91-91, resulting to overtime.
Late in OT, Knights charged ahead, 99-98, but the Stags took the lead again after Alvin Capobres and Ken Villapando hit two-of-four from the line.
It was at that point that Muyang’s inside basket gave the Knights a one-point lead in the remaining 48.3 seconds of the game.
The lead was short-lived, however, as Villapando hit a short stab that took back for San Sebastian the lead that it will never relinquish.
Letran still had 18.5 seconds to win the game but Fran Yu missed a three that sealed the Knights’ second straight loss and third overall in eight games.
Jerrick Balanza scored 21 points, four rebounds, and four Assists while Fran Yu scored 13 points, five rebounds, and two assists.
Letran (101) - Muyang 32, Balanza 21, Yu 13, Caralipio 9, Batiller 7, Ular 6, Olivario 5, Reyson 4, Ambohot 3, Javillonar 1, Mina 0, Sangalang 0, Guarino 0
SSCR (102) - Ilagan 22, Bulanadi 21, Capobres 19, Calahat 9, Dela Cruz 9, Calma 7, Villapando 6, Desoyo 4, Cosari 3, Tero 2, Altamirano 0, Sumoda 0, Loristo 0
Quarterscores: 18-28, 36-46, 64-69, 91-91, 101-102 (OT)